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Name: BRITISH PLUCK
Type: Tanker
Launched: 04/04/1928
Completed: 08/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1254
Dimensions: 1087dwt, 1025grt, 514nrt, 230.0 x 32.7 x 13.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (16.56 x 28.75ins), 1430bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143990
History:
08/1928 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
1936 Operated by Shell-Mex & BP Ltd; renamed SHELLBRIT 1
17/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 17/09/1940: Mined & sank 3 miles off the Cromarty Firth
On a voyage from Grangemouth to Inverness


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox